How to Estimate with RSMeans Data Basic Skills for Building Construction

ISBN-10: 1118025288
ISBN-13: 9781118025284
Edition: 4th 2012
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Book details

List price: $83.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 4/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.914

Learn construction cost estimating using North America's most recognized construction cost data from RSMeans,This step-by·step guide develops problem-solving skills through over 300 sample problems and exercises -- many with solutions-- that show how to apply the cost data. All of the major construction items, including site work, concrete and masonry, wood and metal framing, doors and windows, finish work. roofing, and mechanical/electrical/plumbing are covered, organized according to the CSI MasterFormat system. Access to a password-protected web site is included, which contains the instruction version of RSMeans Cos/Works, the electronic version of RS Means Building Construction Cost Data, and sample building plans and spreadsheets, enabling you to practice your skills in creating a complete construction estimate. The Fourth Edition is based on Means 2011 Building Construction Cost Data, and features a new chapter introducing cost estimating as a part of construction management, a new chapter on mathematical intuition and judgment.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Using RSMeans CostWorks Instructional Version CD-ROM
A Cautionary Note: Numerical Rounding and Mathematical Judgment
Basic Calculations
RSMeans Cost Data Format
Productivity and Activity Duration
Equipment Costs
City Cost Indexes and Location Factors
Spreadsheet Types
Manual Spreadsheets
Electronic Spreadsheets
Using RSMeans CostWorks
Additional RSMeans CostWorks Features
Square Foot and Cubic Foot Costs
Cost Estimating: An Introduction
Introduction
Definitions
Types and Purposes of Estimates
Types of Contract Award Methods
Types of Contract Agreements
General Requirements
Estimating General Requirements
Project Duration
Architectural and Engineering Fees
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Builder's Risk Insurance
Sales Tax
Adjusting RSMeans Data to Job Conditions
Markups on Labor Cost
Interpolation between RSMeans Items
Substituting Known Local Labor Rates
Overtime Productivity Loss and Extra Pay
Effect of Inflation/Cost Escalation
Unit Consistency
RSMeans CostWorks Estimator
Adding, Changing, or Deleting Costs
Concrete (Division 3)
Types of Concrete
Estimating Concrete
Additional Estimating Examples
Masonry (Division 4)
Types of Masonry
Estimating and Waste Allowances
Productivity Factors
Quantity Takeoff
Metals (Division 5)
Estimating Structural Steel
Wood and Plastics, Thermal and Moisture Protection (Divisions 6-7)
Wood and Wood Products
Nominal versus Real Dimensions
Thermal and Moisture Control
Estimating Wood-Framed Structure
Using Units of Quantity
Doors and Windows, Interior Finish, and Equipment (Divisions 8-14)
Using RSMeans Costs
Openings
Finishes
Specialties
Equipment
Furnishings
Special Construction
Conveying Equipment
Fire Suppression, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical (Divisions 21-28)
Fire Suppression
Plumbing
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
Electrical
Communications
Electronic Safety and Security
Earthwork (Division 31)
Types of Earthwork
Soil Excavation
Truck Capacity
Excavate by Hand or Machine?
Optimum Number of Trucks per Loader
Equipment Rental Costs for Short or Long Periods
Renting versus Owning Equipment
Equipment Analysis
Equipment Depreciation
Equipment Expenses
Equipment Rental
Assemblies Estimating
Preliminary Cost Estimating
Assemblies Estimates
Combining Assemblies and Unit Costs
Approximate Estimates
RSMeans Project Costs
Using RSMeans Project Costs
Appendix
Answers for Exercises
Contractor's Cash Flow
CSI Masterformat
Sample Estimating Forms
References
Index

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